Planning for ISO/IEC 20000: A MOF Companion Guide (Open Beta Now Available)

The Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) team is extending the MOF 4.0 core content with the release of companion guides. These guides are intended to help business and technical decision makers and IT pros perform IT-related activities effectively and cost-efficiently. Each guide applies MOF 4.0 principles to specific activities—making MOF’s guidance even more practical and usable. …

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Planning for Software-plus-Services: A MOF Companion Guide (Now Available for Download)

The MOF team has released a new guide, Planning for Software-plus-Services: A MOF Companion Guide. Download it now: Download—Planning for Software-plus-Services     The Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) team is extending the MOF 4.0 core content with the release of additional companion guides. The guides are intended to help business and technical decision makers and IT pros…

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Moving On….

I realize the MOF blog has been quiet recently and I wanted to let everyone know why. As the Quick Start Kit announcement I just posted shows, the MOF team is still hard at work at producing new IP for your consumption and will be continuing to build out the MOF 4.0 library of content.  I…

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MOF IT Pro Quick Start Kit Now Available for Download

The MOF team has recently released a new tool to get you up and running with MOF 4.0. The MOF IT Pro Quick Start Kit is now available for download. The kit includes overview presentations, podcasts, and data sheets, as well as information on MOF and compliance, training and certification updates, and ready-to-use graphics. Please let…

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Companion Guides: IT Compliance & Software + Services

I’ve received several follow-up e-mails asking where the Companion Guides can be found and two of them are indeed available.  The MOF IT Compliance Companion Guide is released and can be downloaded here. The MOF Planning for Software + Services Guide is currently in beta and can be downloaded from the MOF Connect site here.  The…

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MOF 4.0 Now Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License – Freely Adapt MOF for your Business Needs

Hi All, One of the first things people realize when looking at implementing a service management framework, whether it is ITIL, MOF, or another, is that they must not only be adopted but also adapted to your individual organization’s needs.  You have to decide which of the described processes are relevant to your requirements and to…

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Announcing: The Release of Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 and the new MOF Online Forums

Hi all.  I wanted to let everyone know about two exciting announcements.  At MMS, the MOF team has announced the relesae of Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 and the new MOF Online Community Forums, a new online home for the discussion of of all things related to MOF, service management, ITIL, IT governance and related frameworks across the…

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MOF PM position filled

I wanted to let everyone know that at this time we are no longer looking to hire another Program Manager for the MOF Team.  Thank you for your interest! Jason Osborne Frameworks PM  

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Looking to hire a MOF Program Manager

We currently have an immediate need for a MOF PM to join the team here in Redmond, WA.  I have posted the job description below and if you are interested in applying please forward contact me using the contact form on this site.  The one thing I would add to the job description is that…

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Project Hana (MOF v4) updates Beta Release

The Frameworks team continued its journey along the winding road to Hana by releasing a significant beta update this past Friday.  With this release we have now released initial versions of every core Service Management Function (SMF) with the exception of the Team Model, which I can assure is coming!  So, without further delay, below is the…

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